In what doesn’t come as a surprise, Cleveland Cavalier point guard Kyrie Irving wins the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Irving collected 117 of 120 potential first place votes.

Irving on the season averaged 18.5 points and 5.4 assists and shooting 46.8% per game. Irving started for the Cavs from day one, and while the Cavs finished with a losing record, the future is bright. Irving also became the fourth rookie in 10 years who won Rookie of the Year along with being the first overall pick of the draft.

From living in Cleveland and having the opportunity to watch Kyrie on nightly basis, I can say the kid has skills, and if the Cavs can find a way to surround him with some more young talent, the franchise has a chance to do something special. While everybody would love for Kyrie to become the next big thing to erase the memories of LeBron, lets allow him to carve his own identity.